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Thursday, September 13, 2018

BMJ selects D2L’s Brightspace to enhance its online learning experience | BCW

D2L, the global learning technology leader, today announced that BMJ, a global healthcare knowledge provider, has chosen the Brightspace Learning Management System (LMS) to help improve its learning environment

The platform will be rolled out on its Research to Publication product — a global research methodology and publishing programme for early career academics in healthcare research that has been created in partnership with the University of California, San Francisco.

The healthcare research programme had been using an in-house built learning platform. As the business grew, it became clear that the platform was limited technically and was becoming difficult to maintain. BMJ decided to work with a third party to build a more sophisticated platform to meet their growing requirements.

“The platform we built five or six years ago worked for us at the time, however the scale of our business has increased and we found it was becoming more difficult to meet our customers’ and learners’ needs,” said Ross Whistler, product manager at BMJ. “Our Research to Publication programme includes 52 modules that offer step-by-step research advice to academics all over the world, making it not only vast, but also complex. On top of that, we work with many different customers worldwide, with each having their own specific learner and branding requirements. We also have different levels of learners using the programme, from novice to experienced academics. This level of diversity meant it was essential we had a platform that could adapt depending on each individual customer and learner’s needs.”...

“We are very excited and honoured to be working with BMJ,” said Elliot Gowans, Senior VP International, D2L. “The research journal has a lot of niche requirements and we’re delighted that we have been able to tailor Brightspace to meet all these needs effectively. Brightspace’s flexibility, accessibility and usability are three key reasons why it was the right platform for BMJ and we look forward to extending our relationship to additional programmes in the future.”

  • The testing process involved 1-2 months of intensive sand-boxing
  • Brightspace was chosen for its ability to meet BMJ’s niche LMS requirements
  • The Research to Publication Brightspace rollout will eventually be extended to include additional programmes
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BMJ is a healthcare knowledge provider that aims to advance healthcare worldwide by sharing knowledge and expertise to improve experiences and outcomes. We publish one of the world’s most cited general medical journals, The BMJ, alongside 65 indexed specialty journals.  We also produce e-learning modules, events and clinical decision support tools that help healthcare professionals improve the quality of healthcare delivery. 
For a full list of BMJ products and services, please visit


D2L’s Brightspace is a cloud-based learning platform that makes learning easy, flexible and smart. Brightspace is not like a traditional Learning Management System (LMS) it is easy to create engaging courses and content, integratevideo, personalise learning, capture and share expertise across the organisation, and supports all mobile devices. Plus, Brightspace enables the future of learning with adaptive learning, intelligent agents, course interactives, full support for competency-based learning and world-leading learning analytics. Our clients report improved productivity, performance growth, lower turnover of employees, greater engagement and ultimately better business outcomes.


D2L believes learning is the foundation upon which all progress and achievement rests. Working closely with organisations globally, D2L has transformed the way millions of people learn online and in the classroom. 
Learn more about D2L for schools, higher education and businesses at

Source: BCW